Subdeacon Joe Posted December 4, 2022 Share Posted December 4, 2022 Seems to me to be pretty darn big and heavy for the trail. https://cowboyaccountant.com/2020/12/08/a-cowboys-bedroll/ The foundation of the bedroll consisted of a thoroughly waterproofed white canvas tarpaulin made of “number eight” ducking weighing, most often, 18 oz. per square yard (i.e., 9 sq. ft.), and measuring either 6 feet by 14 feet, or 7 feet by 18 feet. How to roll a cowboy bedroll. Image: J.M. Capriola To prepare the bed for sleeping, the cowboy laid it out with the tarp folded roughly in half at the middle, creating a near-square 6–7 foot wide and 7–9 foot long, and centered his bedding between the two long edges, with the top side of the tarp (2.5 to 3 feet longer than the bottom, so it could be pulled completely over his head if desired) turned back. If the weather looked threatening, he folded the sides under to the edge of the bedding, thereby preventing water from entering, and pulled the flap up when he turned in. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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